Gemma Whelan

Rude Not To

Gemma Whelan stars in new BBC Radio 4 comedy drama Rude Not To. Bobby (Gemma Whelan) has the usual problems that afflict London singletons. Like – how long should you wait to ask your boss out when his wife walks out on him? Without anyone else in the office finding out? While keeping your [...]

April 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

Immerse Yourself In New Whelan Short

Gemma Whelan features in a new short film, Keyed Alike, which can is available to be viewed as a 360 VR experience. The action takes place by London riverside railings which are covered in love locks. Two young women meet by chance on the pathway by the river – Coley (Whelan) and Eve (played [...]

March 3, 2018 // 0 Comments

TVO Triple Bill on Film 4

This Thursday sees Film 4 give movie lovers another chance to see not one, not two, but three recent TVO related smashes in a row. Alice Lowe‘s Prevenge – in which a pregnant mother-to-be begins revenge-killing those responsible for the death of her partner, seemingly at the behest [...]

December 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Christmas Onions 2017

The festive season is upon us and there’s plenty to keep you entertained on the tellybox. Here’s our roundup of this year’s most essential Christmas viewing… Taskmaster: Champion of Champions Wednesday 13th and Wednesday 20th December at 9pm, Dave Taskmaster series 5 champion Bob [...]

December 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

BBC orders more Upstart Crow

A third series of Upstart Crow has been commissioned for next year. The second series of Ben Elton’s sitcom about William Shakespeare came to an end this week on BBC Two. A Christmas special will air soon, with Emma Thompson set to make a guest appearance, and it has now also been announced [...]

October 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

First look at The End of the World

Channel 4 has given us a first look at new dark comedy drama The End of the F***ing World, which has Gemma Whelan and Steve Oram among its cast. The End of the F***ing World will launch as a complete box set exclusively on All 4 later this month, with the first episode premiering on Channel 4. The [...]

October 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

TVO Talent In The TV Top 100

We’re not entire sure of the significance of the Radio Times Tv 100 List is these days, but given that a fair few TVO folk feature in it, we have assessed it to be very important indeed. Published earlier this week, the TV 100 List is defined thus: “Who are the hottest talents on [...]

September 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

September Breezes with Stubbings & Co

Rachel Stubbings hosted film night Shooting the Breeze is back this month, and with a smattering of TVO related exclusives too. To the uninitiated, Shooting the Breeze is an hour of cinematic joy, putting beautiful short pieces up on the silver screen where they belong: and all lovingly hosted [...]

September 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Preview: Upstart Crow Series 2

Ben Elton’s Upstart Crow returns to BBC Two on Monday 11th September. Sophie Davies has had a look at the Shakespearean sitcom’s second series… When Upstart Crow arrived on our screens last year, it struck a chord with audiences thanks to its very British subject matter – [...]

September 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Fielding In New Series Of Upstart Crow

Never ones to follow the herd, we thought we’d bring you some non-baking related Noel Fielding news while the rest of the world is in the thick of a GBBO frenzy. Noel will be appearing in the new series of Upstart Crow, David Mitchell’s Shakespearean sitcom. The first series of the Ben [...]

August 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Seven hells! Game of Thrones returns for Season 7

The day has finally arrived: Game of Thrones returns for its long awaited seventh season today in the US, tomorrow in the UK, and around the world in the next few days. Shrouded in secrecy as always, the new season is a little shorter than usual, with just seven episodes of, it seems, all out war [...]

July 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Alice Lowe on Prevenge’s final push

Prevenge – the directorial feature debut from Alice Lowe – is available on dvd and blu-ray now. To celebrate, TVO cornered Alice once more to talk in depth about the Prevenge experience from conception to completion. With major spoilers (you have been warned), this is the [...]

June 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Review: Prevenge on DVD & Blu-Ray

Alice Lowe’s smash hit film Prevenge is released on DVD and Blu-Ray in the UK on 5th June, which gave TVO an ample excuse to revisit a film we’d previously called “a startling debut from an incredibly talented individual”. With the film also available to download from [...]

May 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Air-date confirmed for Game of Thrones Season 7

HBO’s fantasy epic Game of Thrones will return for its seventh season on 16th July. The shortened run of seven episodes will once again feature TVO regulars Gemma Whelan and Paul Kaye it its large ensemble cast, and the show’s creators are promising a faster pace than even [...]

May 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Whelan and Front Join ‘Queers’

Gemma Whelan and Rebecca Front have joined the cast of BBC Four’s Queers. Curated and directed by Mark Gatiss, Queers will feature eight 15-minute monologues, written in response to the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act, which partially decriminalised homosexual acts between men. [...]

May 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Double The Fun In Dalston

The Rio Cinema in Dalston, London, will be showing a Velvet Onion-flavoured double bill this Sunday, with a combined screening and Q&A for Aaaaaaaah! and Prevenge. With both films emerging from of the hearts and minds of two of our favourite people, and each of them featuring a whole host of [...]

May 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

Almost Like Being in Love

Gemma Whelan stars in BBC Radio 4 romantic comedy Almost Like Being In Love. Here’s the premise of the 45-minute story, written by Catriona Knox: Grace (Gemma Whelan) is equipped with all the emotional trappings of youth – confidence, confusion, crippling arrogance, crippling [...]

April 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Pre-Order Prevenge

Alice Lowe‘s sensational directorial debut Prevenge will be released on dvd and blu-ray in June. For the uninitiated the film stars its writer and director as Ruth, a downtrodden mum-to-be who lost her partner on the very day she found out she was pregnant, and now believes that their [...]

April 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Top TV Comedy Performances of 2016

No matter what else occurred in 2016, it was a bit of a cracking year for ‘our sort’ of comedy on TV. Within the first few months we were treated to new dark comedies Stag, Camping and Flowers, shortly followed by specials from both Alan Partridge and Philomena Cunk. We also got a [...]

January 29, 2017 // 1 Comment